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Keep experimenting, and maybe try bits of plain table food, too, like bits of fruits or vegetables. Favorites in our house are sugar snap peas, frozen fruit, and chicken. She may need a little conditioning to associate the treat with a reward but if youíre enthusiastic, even a puppy who isnít really food motivated can be motivated for training with treats. When I want a really good reward, I give a sliver of shredded Parmesan cheese. I try to be careful about cheese because itís not good for them to have much, but heíll do just about anything for that tiny bit of cheese. A few times when he was a fast little puppy and escaped onto the carpet for zoomies I was able to use cheese and he listened right away.
I also cut up pretty much every prepackaged treat I buy. Even small treats I cut in half. I like to be able to use a high frequency of rewards without worrying if Iíve given too many in one day. I have little jars in the kitchen, family room, and upstairs.
Mine likes smelly treats best, which drives me crazy, but as heís gotten older heís come around to cookie type treats. I love those because I can keep them around the house more easily. So donít be afraid to try again something she passed on at one point.